Best colors to wear for Red Hair and fair skin | Las Vegas Boudoir and Portrait Photography

If you have red hair there are some colors that are really made for you: 

Green, Purple, Maroon, Brown, White and Navy. 

Let’s start first from the building blocks, or basic colors that you can create the full outfit from:

A good base to build for red hair is brown, blue or navy and black. You can then easily add tones of colors in other garments. 

brown blue black and blue for der hair

Brown 

Leather colors such as chocolate  and tan pair really well. 

 

Navy blue 

This is an essential color to have in the wardrobe. It is timeless and always smart.  

Blue Navy lingerie set, Las Vegas, Navada Boudoir, Martina Zando Photography,

 

Black 

Black works very well with red hair. If your skin is very fair, do not exaggerate with too much black material.

 

Now you can add part of the outfits or go all in with one of these colors, perfect for Red Hair: 

 

Green

 Boudoir Session in the bathtub, bright green robe with plants pattern.   Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

Boudoir Session in the bathtub, bright green robe with plants pattern. 

Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

The complementary color of red is green. Bright green, jade, emerald and olive green will all be flattering with red hair. It is best to avoid yellowy greens and lime colours. 

 Outdoor Boudoir, dark green lace, one piece lingerie.  Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

Outdoor Boudoir, dark green lace, one piece lingerie.

Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

 

Purple / Maroon

Purples with a blue undertones are fantastic. They are very close to complimentary red so they are very flattering.  Maroon works fantastically with blue eyes and fair skin. 

 Maroon and purple with dark red hair. A purple hued make up works very well with blue eyes too.  Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

Maroon and purple with dark red hair. A purple hued make up works very well with blue eyes too.

Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

 

White

Red hair and green Ivy. Las Vegas bohemian boudoir

White will make red hair look even more beautiful and striking. If you fear that it might wash out the skin, all you need is a brighter pop of make up on eyes and lips!

 White cheeky panties, brown hat and red hair  Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

White cheeky panties, brown hat and red hair

Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

 

Turquoise and Ultramarine 

 Tones of blues and black dress with red hair  Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

Tones of blues and black dress with red hair

Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

These punchy colors could work really well, especially when added in small quantities and a triad of colors

You can create a triad of colors by adding 3 different colors to your outfits, which will make your look refined and well balanced. For example:

green, orange and purple 

red, blue and green

orange, turquoise and coral

 Colorful one piece suite and Red Hair   Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

Colorful one piece suite and Red Hair 

Photo by Martina Zando Photography  

 

I have purposefully omitted red from the list of the best colors. It really depends on what sort of red it is and the exact tone of your hair and skin. The same goes for bright or light pink which might make you look washed out or clash with the hair color. If your skin is very fair, choose a bright brilliant red to shine!

 

Red hair is beautiful and striking but the most important thing is to show your attitude and confidence!

 

For more ideas visit my Pinterest board: 

 Click on the image to see the Pinterest Board 

Click on the image to see the Pinterest Board 

If you want to play around check out this color wheel

Another fun tool for color matching is the Color Palette.

All images are by Martina Zando Photography, Las Vegas Portrait, Boudoir and Lifestyle Photographer.